Posts Tagged ‘Heating Replacement’

Why You Should Replace Your Heater Even If It’s Still Working Well

Monday, November 18th, 2013

It seems like a waste of money to consider a heating replacement when your current heater appears to be doing an effective job of keeping you warm. In a climate like that of San Antonio, TX though, a replacing your heater won’t often seem like much of a priority because heaters only receive a short season of work.

However, there are some good reasons to consider getting a new heater, even if there doesn’t seem to be anything wrong with your current one. We’ll go over a few of those reasons here. If you need technicians to come to your house and look over your current heater and then offer recommendations, turn to General Air Conditioning. Since 1997, we’ve served San Antonio with quality home comfort.

Reasons to consider having your working heater replaced

  • Take advantage of recent advances in heating: Although your current heater may work well, you might be missing out on a higher level of comfort and energy efficiency that a more advanced heater can provide. For example, the newer heat pumps are effective at both heating and air conditioning, solving two problems at once. Zone control systems give you greater control over different regions in your home. Ask an HVAC contractor what new systems can provide that your current one cannot.
  • Your heater is very old: No heating system will last forever, and if you have a heater in your home that has reached or exceeded its expected service life time, then you may want to send it out to pasture before it begins developing malfunctions or breaks down abruptly. If it reaches a ripe old age, then you’ve already gotten more than your money’s worth from it.
  • Your heating bills are higher than before: Your heater “working well” may partially be an illusion. The heating system might can deliver you the level of warmth you want, but at the cost of working harder. If your heating bills have risen sharply and remained at this new elevated level month after month, then your heater could be signaling that it needs replacement.
  • Switch to a different fuel source: If you are thinking of changing over from using oil, propane, or even natural gas in your home, then you will have to consider getting a new heating system to match with your new fuel source.

Don’t make a move yet without the help of professionals!

It is wise to consult with HVAC technicians regarding replacing your heater in San Antonio, TX. The professionals at General Air Conditioning can tell if you will benefit from a new heater, or if your older one will continue to hold up with regular preventive maintenance. You can trust us to give you an honest answer that will benefit you and your home.

Signs Your Furnace Needs to be Replaced

Saturday, November 16th, 2013

Your furnace is a key part of your household, and if properly maintained can give you years of reliable service.  Sooner or later, however, every appliance needs to be replaced, and you will eventually face the prospect of removing your old furnace and putting in a new one.  In Helotes TX, heating replacement services can go over your options with you, taking into account our local Texas conditions as well as the particulars of your house. Before you can call a technician, however, you need to make the tough decision to retire your old furnace, and it helps to know when that might be.

Here are a few signs your furnace needs to be replaced.

  • Higher bills. Slowly creeping bills mean that the wear and tear on your system is increasing and that parts are wearing out. This includes not only repair bills – which might become too frequent for you to want to deal with – but also monthly energy bills, which go up as the system has to work harder and harder. If you find yourself facing large monthly bills, even though you’re not using the furnace any more than normal, you may be facing the prospect of a replacement.
  • Inadequate functioning. Going hand-in-hand with higher costs is the fact that your furnace just isn’t doing the job. It may be breaking down quite often, it may be struggling to move air sufficiently, or it may not be generating the level of warmth that you need. In some cases, the issue can be fixed by replacing a single part, but if it persists, the replacement may be in order.
  • The furnace is old. This isn’t a make-or-break proposition all on its own, and some furnaces can last for quite a while before needing replacing.  But if an older furnace starts to suffer from some of the symptoms listed above – particularly one that is ten years old or more – it may be a sign that your furnace needs to be replaced.

Helotes, TX heating replacement services are provided by the trained experts at General Air Conditioning. If you spot signs your furnace needs to be replaced, pick up the phone and call us for a consultation immediately.